Tuesday, October 23, 2007

On the second day of Halloween

The Great Pumpkin gave to me:
One little owl quilt, complete with an owl in his Halloween costume!
This idea started kicking around in my head when I was working on Jack's quilt. I know some of you asked how on earth I actually stick to the one project at a time rule, and I am not really sure what the answer is. I do know that really seeing a project all the way through to the end (and in a short period of time) forces me to flesh out all those little decisions that sometimes you get hung up on while creating, particularly if I have another project in mind that is bursting to get out.

I still really like the chick quilt I made back in the spring, so I went with a similar layout this time. And I see immediately from the pictures how much straighter my sewing has gotten! Though I had a small problem of being short on that vintage black flowery edge fabric, particularly in that left corner. But by then I was already committed to that fabric, so I just squeezed a little.
I used Anna Maria Horner's owl pattern, which you can find here for the owl appliques. The owls are completely done with fabric from the 5 inch square fabric swap Jen Duncan hosted early this summer. And every single piece of fabric in the quilt, including the back, is patterned. (The back is done in black and white fabric that says BOO! on it.)

Now I can work on getting the owl costume for Jack out of my head...

26 comments:

  1. Sarah, this is fabulous! I just love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! I think I *need* an owl quilt now myself:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. How great is this! Perfect for Halloween - love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. So cute Sarah~! Thanks for the link to the pattern. Oh, and the placement of the polka dots in the center guy's mask; genius! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I want one! It's so cute, you did a great job and I think the owl in his costume is my favorite. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love your quilt! It's wonderful :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I LOVE THAT! I think that is one of my favorite things that you have made. I want one! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my. That is TOO cute.

    You are a very talented lady!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is just way too cute. Seriously.

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG - I love that thing! I want one. I wish I could sew:(

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's adorable Sarah! And I love the garland on the outside of the house -- so clever and cute. Oh! And Hapde Belated Burfday to Jack!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love owls and your wonderful quilt. Clarice

    ReplyDelete
  13. Too stinkin' cute! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Owls are my favorite! I LOVE this- you have such a talent! I can't wait to see pics of Jack in his costume.

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow - you are so organized! i wish i could finish one project at a time! i think i have about...um...nearly 20 going on right now.

    Did I say 20? Um...make that...2...yea...that sounds better.

    :) D

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, that is really adorable. Maybe I'll try this for next year.

    ReplyDelete
  17. that is so cute, sarah!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love that quilt Mary

    ReplyDelete
  19. this quilt is kinda awesome babe! i love the colors and layout and the owls are too much!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sarah-- totally cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. The owls are so cute!!! I love the one all dressed-up. hehe

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your quilt turned out adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very cute and clever! The Witch Owl is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete

Hi there. What say you?